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Reich to speak about managing trauma

Posted: Friday, Feb 15th, 2013

ALAMOSA — San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center Chaplains are sponsoring a guest speaker, Audrey Reich, on February 19, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the SLV Room at the hospital.

Audrey will be speaking about managing traumatized patients and their family members. “Trauma” impact can occur as the result for violence, sudden loss, substance abuse, etc. Patients and their families who have experienced trauma have a very specific reaction requiring a very specific manner of treatment when professionals engage with them. The training will provide the basics for providing acute trauma response to patients and their families, as well as helpful resources and referrals for follow-up care.

Audrey is a licensed Social Worker and Behavioral Health Therapist at the SLVRMC. Her main role with the hospital is to provide traditional therapy, as well as medical/behavioral health integration, and clinic oversight in the primary care setting.

Her background and experience include working with children and families experiencing issues related to trauma, substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, poverty, foster care/adoption, developmental disabilities, and major mental illness.

She is currently on the Board of Directors for Tu Casa, the Sexual Assault Review Team, and the Disaster Behavioral Health Team in the SLV.

Spiritual care givers and other persons of the community interested in attending are welcome to participate. For more information, call Kathy Rogers at 587-1209, or e-mail her at Kathy.Rogers@slvrmc.org.

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